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Feb 17, 2013 10:30am EST
john paul ii. and they did what you or i would do if we were pope. they appointed people who basically agree with them on the issues facing the church. so anyone who was in favor of women's ordination or changing birth control or married priests would never have made it into the college of cardinals. >> one of the things i've found really interesting as i was talking with people this week was how the questions of who we are going to pick also lead to questions about the nature of the papacy. and it's just become so big. the pope has to be a diplomat. he has to be a spiritual leader. he has to know how to tweet. can you find one person that can do all of that? and, david, is the situation today also affecting how we look at the papacy? >> i think, very much. you have to understand, i think this resignation by benedict xvi really is a groundbreaking move in the history of the papacy, in the modern history of the papacy. it hasn't happened in 600 years. but it really goes to demystify the pope in many ways and restore the idea that this is about the office, the successor of sain
Feb 17, 2013 10:00am PST
, paul vi instituted the age limit of 80 and expanded the number of voting cardinals. john paul ii and benedict xvi further expanded and internationalized the college of cardinals. another factor for the conclave is the proliferation of the media, which challenges the vow of secrecy and perhaps also shapes the choices. inevitably, observers are making up their short lists of candidates, lists that have already been revised many times. and beyond the politics and the process and the pageantry, for the world's catholics, the conclave is ultimately a holy endeavor. i'm kim lawton, reporting. >> pope benedict's resignation is to take effect on february 28th. the college of cardinals is expected to convene in march, which means that a new pope will almost certainly have been chosen by easter. >>> in other news, in his state of the union speech this week, president obama addressed several issues of concern to many faith groups. the president pushed for stricter gun control, comprehensive immigration re and protections for senior and protections for senior citizens, the middle class and worki
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